Helping Your Kid to Talk
Taking care of your baby is an absolute challenge. It has tons of ups and downs! Today, you see yourself shopping for pretty baby clothes in Malaysia, and then the next day, you are having a hard time nursing your child. Anticipate all the hardships, but never forget about the inspiring baby milestones.
Soon, your baby would grow a bit older, and learn how to talk.
When will my infant child begin talking to me?
Actually, your child already responds to you after birth. This is because she can already recognize you speech and voice rhythm. Try putting your face close to her, and try talking to her. Your newborn child would respond more if the pitch of your voice is high. The response would come naturally if you put your face closer to your child. This gesture would help her understand the concept of talking. Soon, she would move her lips to squirm, gurgle and speaking.
How can I help my child talk?
- At around 7 months, your kid would begin to use and understand simple body signs and body gestures.
- Express in words what your child shows in facial expressions and signs.
- Teach your kid how to take turns in conversations. This is the number one thing you need to address if you are learning how to talk. You can develop turn-taking by starting simple conversations, and playing games.
- Talk to your child often. It wouldn’t really matter if she doesn’t completely understand the things you are saying. She just loves your attention.
- There will be tons of opportunities to listen, respond and talk to your baby during the entire day. You can even do this while feeding her, bathing her or changing nappies.
- It’s important to be always guided by your child. If what you are doing makes her happy, that means you are doing the right thing.
- At around 6 months, your child would follow your gaze, and know the objects you are describing. Point at all the things you are talking about.
- Read picture books to your child. Introduce baby board books.
Teaching your child how to talk can really take time. Your kid won’t be able to say three-word or two-word statements until she reaches her second year, or much later. Don’t worry, though. You can make everything easier since day one.